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Laos records 547 new Covid-19 cases, three new fatalities

Some 547 new Covid-19 cases and three new deaths have been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 106,778 including 328 deaths, according to National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that the new infections included 204 cases reported in Vientiane, 93 in Luang Prabang, 75 in Saravan, and 30 in Bokeo.

Meanwhile, 26 cases were reported in Luang Prabang, 20 in Vientiane (province), 16 in Champassak, 13 in Khammuan and 12 each in Oudomxay and Savannakhet.

Over 1.27 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine donated through COVAX Facility by France, Japan, Greek and the Netherlands arrived in Vientiane last week, Dec 23.

The vaccine package included 192,000 doses of AstraZeneca from France, 320,200 doses of AstraZeneca from Japan, 320,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson from Greek, and 460,800 does of Johnson & Johnson from the Netherlands.

Source: Lao News Agency